The Malaysian had 10 players on the treatment table for the match.
Harimau Muda B coach Razip Ismail was left bemoaning a lengthy injury list after the 4-0 defeat to Home United on Monday.
The Young Tigers were missing 10 players for the trip to the Jalan Besar Stadium, while star winger Ridzuan Abdunloh was suspended after picking up a red card in the 2-1 win at Courts Young Lions on August 1, and struggled to compete with the confident Protectors.
Razip believes a frantic schedule in the lead up to the game and the growing list of casualties contributed greatly to the lack of cohesion in his side’s play as they failed to close the gap on Woodlands Wellington in sixth position.
“My captain [Wan Ahmad Amirzafran] was from Harimau Muda A and I had to call him back, if not I would have no centreback as I didn’t have any more defenders for today’s match,” he revealed to Goal Singapore.
“Just after Hari Raya we played two friendly matches, and from there they got injured.”
Harimau are currently 7th in the S.League table and five points shy of Woodlands with just two matches left to play, meaning their hopes of a top-six finish look increasingly bleak.